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Brewed at Hepworth

Style: Barley Wine
Reading, England
Serve in Snifter

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on tap
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RATINGS: 348   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottle conditioned, Special;
Imperial Red Ale
"My goodness", muttered Claus, recalling his visit to the Institute, "the restrictive outerwear, the padded room-even padded Christmas tree ornaments. Horrifying! Yet the little chap seems happier than he’s ever been" Claus took a thoughtful sip of a most warming red ale. "Perhaps sanity is over-rated...Ho,Ho,Ho!"


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3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (1351) - Järvenpää, - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle at salhojankadun pub. Clear red-brown color. White head disappears quickly. Aroma of sweetness, little alcohol, oak. Sweet taste, oak, some hops, low co2. Little bit too sweet, but like the flavors.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - DEC 19, 2014
2014 330ml bottle picked up at Wilburs
Pours clear golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma of apples, caramel, bready and ripe fruit. Taste is malty, caramel, hot alcohols and pine resin. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky
Couldn’t drink much of this. Sweet, malty and thick

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Stoned99 (114) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Vintage 2013 bottle, thanks Peter. Aroma: Apple’s in caramel, cherries, alcohol. App: clear copper with small white head. Taste and palate: medium body, oily medium to high sweetness. Soft carbonation. Sweet alcohol finish. Overall: we definitely can feel the alcohol on it’s way down, not sure if desired or not by the brewer. A tad too swee, not well balancedt..an ok barley wine.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (612) - - DEC 14, 2014
Bottle, 2014 vintage. Boozy, cough medicine like aroma with notes of cherry and plum. Pours reddish-amber with a thin white head with good retention and lacing. Starts with some sweet caramel and cherry and plum flavors. Finishes smooth with boozy cherry and plum flavors with a bit of astringency at the very end. Pretty good but very light in body and boozy for a barleywine.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Fatehunter (1384) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Pours a half finger of head on a clear straw body. The aroma is malty, a little boozy, and some lemon. The taste is super sweet across the board. There’s some plum and other ripe fruits. The texture is soft. My wife likes it but I’m not too fond of the sweetness.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
yngwie (14069) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Almost clear in the glass, golden in color and with a dense, finger-thick beige head. The aroma is one the malty side, with alcohol and a touch of acetone. Some piney hints. The flavor is pretty sweet, with caramel maltyness, bready hints, alcohol and acetone. Full body with alcohol warmth. Lasting finish. Too much alcohol in this one. Not particularly good actually. 141213

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Geokkjer (6016) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle. Pours golden with an off-white head. Aroma of malt, some caramel, alcohol and glue. Flavor is sweet and malty with some alcohol, caramel, red apples and fruitiness. Full body, soft carbonation.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Meilby (8180) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear deep golden with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, grain and floral. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light bitter. with a long warm and caramel finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Luvystypotables (789) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Pungent aroma of a sour, pours a clear amber color. Taste of sweet malt with a creamy feel and a sweet malt finish.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
mike5326 (1017) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Clear golden color, medium white head. Pungent aroma. Medium body with a strong sweet alcohol flavor and a medium finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (4223) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - NOV 21, 2014
330ml bottle, 2013 vintage, Beers of Europe. Because of the cartoon label and name I was expecting this to be a bit of a boozy mess, which is probably why I kept hold of it for a year before drinking. It was boozy, but the booze was well integrated with the red fruit and nuts, sweet caramel and light honey notes. Surprisingly light bodyand colour, long lasting white head. Enjoyable.


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